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o_Dixon061718 MERRILY EVELYN DIXON December 13, 1944 - May 20, 2018 Merrily Evelyn Dixon, age 73, passed away quietly at home on Sunday, May 20, 2018 surrounded by her husband, Alberto, and close family members. Merrily was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 13, 1944 to Rex M. and Marjorie M. Dixon and was joined later by three brothers- Rex M. Dixon, Jr. (Chip), Robert Todd Dixon, and Nazim Zaman. Merrily spent a significant part of her early life in Downey, CA. where she graduated from Warren High School. She subsequently graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a major in History. Her careers included merchandising, social work and school bus driver. She was a devoted mother to her son, Matthew Brian Dixon, who predeceased her in 2010. She married Alberto Abrego Hernandez in August of 2012, after a 20-year courtship. They were long-time residents of Carpinteria. Merrily was an avid singer and dancer with the Santa Barbara Silver Follies, and the Santa Barbara Treble Clef Chorus, as well as a Jazzercize enthusiast. Merrily will be remembered for her infectious personality, earnest love of life, and generous heart. She was a champion for animal rights, and a member of PETA. In lieu of flowers, Alberto asks that donations be made in Merrily's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A potluck Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Merrily's dear friend, Toni Tucker, on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 4 - 7 PM. For the address, please RSVP to Toni via email: